26 September 2002
GEORGE ANSON, LORD ANSON (1697-1762)
[ANONYMOUS]. An Authentic Account of Commodore Anson's Expedition: containing all that was remarkable, curious and entertaining, during that long and dangerous Voyage... taken from a private journal. London: for M.Cooper, 1744. Small 8° (192 x 115mm.). (Some spotting to title and first and last few leaves.) 20th-century brown calf gilt, black morocco title label.
James Edge Partington (bookplate); D. Raymond Noys (inscription, dated 1940).
'A surreptitioius work. An extremely rare and unauthorised account, published four years before Richard Walter's official narrative of the voyage of Commodore Anson, 1740-1744, to the South Seas and around the world, aborad the Centurion' (Hill). Hill p.10; Spence 35.
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